Thunder in the distance,
So quiet I can pretend I don’t hear it.
I sit in my beach chair
and the impending darkness
feels as benign as the shade from a palm tree.
I wonder sometimes how much longer I can ride this rollercoaster.
If perhaps a life of watching trains go by,
would have been a better fit.
I can bear the thunder
when I can pretend it’s the roar of the mighty locomotive
passing on to unknown destinations.
Yet true thunder still rolls in.